Nathaniel Mountain (Hampshire) Fire Tower
US 1178, WV 23
April 2016 photo

April 2016 photo - courtesy of Renick Proffitt (

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1178, WV 23 (view other lookouts in United States, West Virginia)
Date Registered January 26, 2017
Nominated by Brian M. Powell
Location Nathaniel Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Hampshire County, West Virginia
Coordinates N 39° 11.942' W 078° 47.433' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 11' 57" W 078° 47' 26"
N 39.199041° W 078.790553°
Elevation 2,994 ft (913 m)
Administered by West Virginia Division of Forestry
Cooperators West Virginia Division of Natural Resources


This tower was built prior to 1941.


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Visit Reports

September 12, 2021: Talan Schoonover


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? Not Applicable
Condition of wood OK? No
Stairs OK? No
Glass intact? No
Good condition? No
Comments: First flight of stairs have been removed, but the metal where the stairs were remain. You can climb it if you really wanted to but the wood looks in bad shape. <br /> <br />The cabin looks to be in decent shape but alot of glass has been busted out.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower?

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No
Comments? It is an easy drive to the tower from the side I came in on but you will need some ground clearance to make it all the way.



Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities?
Volunteer maintenance opportunities?


September 2021 photo

September 2021 photo - courtesy of Talan Schoonover